NYIAC’s Professional Leadership

NYIAC is led by Executive Director Rekha Rangachari and an experienced staff, who provide expert personal attention to assist arbitrators and parties with every aspect of hearing logistics, and provide leadership and resources for New York’s international arbitration community.

Executive Director Rekha Rangachari

Rekha Rangachari is the Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center (“NYIAC”). Founded in 2013, NYIAC is a non-profit organization that promotes and enhances the conduct of international arbitration in New York. In her role at NYIAC, Rekha collaborates with stakeholders and thought leaders in the space to advance global scholarship and best practices; offers educational programming, events, and trainings; and operates world-class hearing facilities in Manhattan.

Rekha is actively engaged with the arbitration community.  Rekha serves as Member of the New York City Bar’s Inter-American Affairs Committee and Chair of its Arbitration Subcommittee, Member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of its International Contracts and Commercial Law Committee, Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution and interlocutor for its Podcast Series, and Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF).  In addition, Rekha is Board Member of ArbitralWomen (AW) and leads its Cooperation and Global Events Committees, Co-Chair of Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL), Member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge Young Professionals Subcommittee, and Member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations.  In parallel, Rekha maintains an active connection to academics as Associate Editor of the Juris Investment Arbitration Conference Volumes, Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School, and Peer Review Board Member of the American Review of International Arbitration (ARIA) at Columbia Law School.